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at everything from how the government spends your money to the war in iraq. and laura ingle is live in our new york city newsroom with a wrap-up. the economy is on top of the mind for voters, apparently, according tour latest poll. what do voters say about the job our president is doing to manage the situation? >> hi, julie. well, you know, with the economic recovery seemingly stalled, only 32% of voters are confident the obama administration can handle the economy. nearly twice as many, 61% are concerned about the administration's ability to deal with the situation. political independents, the key swing group in most elections are much more likely to be concerned. 64% than confident. that would be 24%. despite the perception that president obama has not done much to improve the economy, few feel john mccain would have faired better if he had been elected. just over half feel the economy would be the same today if mccain were president. that was 54% of the vote. >> julie: laura, with the president's speech about the end of the u.s. combat or operations in iraq, what are the american people say
, laura ingle is live, and what is the lawmaker proposing. >> reporter: good morning, we are talking about tom moriarity's proposal, that would create a secure internet based voting system for active duty members of the military serving overseas who in the past as you said had a hard time getting the votes in on time and this year, 33 states are allowing millions of overseas and military voters to use some form of electronic voting hoping to make the system more efficient. >> it's a cumbersome process for someone overseas, serving in the military to get an absentee ballot and have to apply to the county clerk and the county clerk has to send the ballot and they have to fill it out and send it back and oftentimes, this may get lost in translation, and it may not get back and -- in the a timely manner and may not be counted until after the election. >> and the numbers back them in, percentage wise more members of the military are registered than civilians and, the votes are counted at a much lower rate than those by the general public an 39% of americans overseas said they did not even get t
. that is for all of the patriots fans out there, good news about tom brady. laura ingle joins us live from the newsroom with more on this story. >> reporter: we certainly are keeping on top of this. we've got calls out to the boston tv waiting for calls back from the patriots right now. according to local reports, the quarterback refused to be taken to the hospital this morning and is headed to see his team's doctors at gillette stadium, and fox four, where his team is getting ready for the season opener this weekend. here's a look at the accident site at the corner of commonwealth and glauster in boston, the collision happened at 6:30, brady was driving this black audi, new jersey plates, still working on that, the other vehicle, reportedly a red mini van, no word this hour if brady will be able to play on sunday as the patriots host the cincinnati bengals in the season opener. though it looks as though he's going to be okay for that. brady has an to the hop -- hot topic in the sports world this week with several reports he was getting close to finalizing a contract extension with the pa
overseas. laura ingle is live across the new york newsroom with this story. what is this new effort? >> reporter: hi jenna. assemblyman paul moriarty in new jersey a proposing a pilot program to come up with an internet-based voting system that would allow active duty members serving overseas to cast ballots, something that's been a problem in the past, but cyber security experts feel the internet isn't 100 percent safe and say that e voting is susceptible to -- susceptible to hack tprapbd awe assemblyman moriarty says there's ways around it. >> we process billions of dollars of transactions through the internet safely and securely every day and every week, why can't we do this for our military to make it safe and secure for them to vote while they serve us overseas? >> online voting could also reduce human error, preventing incidents like the infamous hanging chads of 2000, jenna. jenna: laura, are any states already doing this? >> there are a lot of different states trying out different things. right now 33 states are actually allowing millions of overseas and military voters to
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